Dark Tranquillity Win Swedish Grammis Award For “Moment”

Dark Tranquillity have officially won a Swedish Grammis Award in the “Best Hard Rock/Metal” category for their latest album “Moment.“ Mikael Stanne commented:

“We are greatly humbled and thankful for having won this year’s Grammis award. Having released an album during this very tumultuous time has been a challenge to say the least but getting the recognition from the Grammis jury meant the world to us. Being in the company of the amazing other nominees Necrophobic, Lucifer, Vampire and Hällas sure didn’t hurt either. This was a great boost of positivity and love that will drive us forward now that we are finally starting to get back to normalcy again. Can’t wait to see you all very soon. Cheers!”

Dark Tranquillity Premiere “Eyes Of The World” Video

Dark Tranquillity have premiered a new video for their song “Eyes Of The World.” That track is from the band’s new album “Moment,” which was released today (November 20). The clip was filmed at the Stora Teatern in Gothenburg, Sweden. As previously reported, the group will be performing “Moment” in full during a livestream concert at the same venue tomorrow (November 21).

Dark Tranquillity To Perform New Album “Moment” In Full During Upcoming Livestream Concert

Dark Tranquillity will be celebrating the release of their new album “Moment” (out November 20) by performing it in full during a livestream concert on November 21. The virtual event will take place at the Stora Teatern in Gothenburg, Sweden and tickets can be found HERE.

Mikael Stanne commented:

“We are thrilled to announce that we are doing a show! We will be performing our new album in it’s entirety the day after it’s release straight from Storan here in the heart of Gothenburg. And we want you all to join us via the stream.

This of course is the weirdest time we as a band have been through and to release an album without going out around the world to play it is nothing short of heartbreaking. But knowing that you guys are at home, staying safe and turning our stream up to the appropriate metal levels will let us know that you’re out there and will make this night truly special for us.

This being as close as we can physically get to you all this year we aim to make the most of it. We have a full production show prepared for you on the most beautiful stage in the city and having you with us through the technical magic of streaming means the world to us. Enjoy the show and we hope to see you all very, very soon.

Mikael/Dark Tranquillity“

Dark Tranquillity Premiere “The Dark Unbroken” Video

Dark Tranquillity have premiered a new video for their new song “The Dark Unbroken.” This track is from the band’s new album “Moment,” which will be released on November 20. The group commented:

“Filmed in the heart of Gothenburg with renowned TV/film director Erik Eger (‘Thicker Than Water‘, ‘One Hundred Years Of Evil‘) ‘The Dark Unbroken‘ shows the city as we’ve seen it this year and it reflects our longing to be back on a stage together. Shot in part at the beautiful Stora Teatern that has stood in the center of town since 1859, this serves as a transition to our up – coming streamed live show from the very same stage on the 21st of November. More info on this to follow, until then, enjoy ‘The Dark Unbroken‘!”

Dark Tranquillity Premiere New Song “Identical To None”

Dark Tranquillity have premiered a new song titled “Identical To None.” This track is from the band’s new album “Moment,” which will be released on November 20. The group commented:

“This one is a celebration of diversity and a condemnation of nearsighted division.”

Dark Tranquillity Announce 2021 North American Tour With Obscura & Nailed To Obscurity

Dark Tranquillity have announced a 2021 North American tour with Obscura and Nailed To Obscurity. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Moment” (out November 20).

Tour Dates:

09/02 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/04 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
09/05 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
09/06 Quebec City, QC – Imperial de Quebec
09/07 Ottawa, ON – Babylon
09/08 Toronto, ON – Opera House
09/09 London, ON – Call The Office
09/10 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
09/11 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
09/12 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
09/13 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
09/14 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
09/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge
09/16 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theater
09/17 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
09/18 Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
09/19 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
09/20 Regina, SK – The Exchange
09/21 Calgary, AB – Dickens
09/22 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
09/24 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
09/25 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
09/26 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
09/27 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
09/28 San Jose, CA – The Ritz
09/29 Fresno, CA – Strummers
09/30 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
10/01 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
10/02 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/03 Tempe, AZ – Club Red
10/05 Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
10/06 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
10/07 Tulsa, OK – The Venue Shrine
10/08 Dallas, TX – Trees
10/09 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/10 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
10/11 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
10/12 Tampa, FL – Orpheum
10/13 West Palm Beach, FL – Kelsey Theater
10/14 Winter Park, FL – The Haven
10/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/16 Durham, NC – Motorco
10/17 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10/18 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/19 New Bedford, MA – The Vault Music Hall at Greasy

Dark Tranquillity commented:

“It’s hard to even imagine this happening. But I really hope so and it’s going to be very, very awesome. It’s been a while and it will be a while still, but we’re coming back to America.

Obscura and Nailed To Obscurity will be with us and we cannot wait to hit the stages with these awesome bands and see you all again. Let’s make sure things get back to normal and that this can happen. We miss you and cannot wait to get to share our music with you again.”

Dark Tranquillity Premiere “Phantom Days” Video

Dark Tranquillity have premiered a new video for their new song “Phantom Days.” This track is from the band’s new album “Moment,” which will be released on November 20. The group commented:

“It’s happening again! We are proud to announce that our 12th album ‘Moment‘ will be released on November 20 worldwide. This has been in the works for a long time and we hope this finds you well and gives some sort of respite in these trying times. Crank up ‘Phantom Days‘ and find the best pre-order option. Cheers from the DT camp.”

“Moment” Track Listing:

01. “Phantom Days”
02. “Transient”
03. “Identical To None”
04. “The Dark Unbroken”
05. “Remain The Unknown”
06. “Standstill”
07. “Ego Deception”
08. “A Drawn Out Exit”
09. “Eyes Of The World”
10. “Failstate”

Dark Tranquillity To Release New Album “Moment” In November

Dark Tranquillity will be releasing their new album “Moment” on November 20. The effort will be the band’s first since they officially welcomed guitarists Chris Amott (ex-Arch Enemy) and Johan Reinholdz (Andromeda) to the group. Stay tuned for more details.

[via Blabbermouth]

Dark Tranquillity Officially Welcome Chris Amott & John Reinholdz To The Band As Permanent Members

Dark Tranquillity have officially welcomed guitarists Chris Amott and John Reinholdz to the band as permanent members. This news comes after the group recently parted ways with guitarist Niklas Sundin.

Frontman Mikael Stanne commented:

“A new cycle begins…

Today marks the first day of recording our new album.

In these uncertain times all we can do is try to channel this frustration, fear, and anxiety into music and words. Isolation can be a strong motivator and we are
commited to making this the best it can possibly be.

With us this time we have two fantastic musicians who have been on tour with us for quite some time and we are now proud to announce as proper real members of Dark Tranquillity; Chris Amott and Johan Reinholdz. They have been incredible additions to our live shows and now we cannot wait to hear what their collective musicianship and skill will add to this album.

Stay tuned as we will update you on the progress of the recording and stays safe out there!


Full lineup:
Mikael Stanne– Vocals
Anders Jivarp– Drums
Martin Brandstrom– Keys
Anders Iwers– Bass
Johan Reinholdz– Guitar
Chris Amott– Guitar”

Guitarist Niklas Sundin Exits Dark Tranquillity

Niklas Sundin has announced his departure from Dark Tranquillity. This news comes after the guitarist previously took a break from the band in 2016 to focus on family life.

Sundin issued the following statement:


As some of you know, I’ve had a break from playing with D.T. since 2016 in order to focus on family life. With the “Atoma” touring cycle now completed and a new album recording about to commence, the time is right to officially announce my departure from the band.

I’m very grateful for the experiences that the past 30 years have brought. We founded D.T. as teenagers without any musical knowledge, and somehow our songs took us all across the world, helped establish a new subgenre of metal, brought us several Grammy nominations and – more importantly – had a positive and life-altering impact on people all over the globe. This is extremely humbling, and more than what most artists ever could ask for.

However, it’s no secret that I always enjoyed the creative process more than the performance aspects of being in a band, and the required extensive touring held less and less appeal with every album. The band and the fans deserve members that want to be on the road as much as possible in order to keep the (forward) momentum going, and for this reason I prefer to step aside and direct my musical creativity towards other areas. I’ll still be involved in the visual side of D.T. and am working on the cover illustration for the next album as we speak.

I send my warmest regards to the guys in the band, the incredible crew and of course to everyone that supported us over the past three decades. As for future musical endeavours, my electronic project Mitochondrial Sun released its debut album last month, and there are several other projects and collaborations (both metal and non-metal) in the pipeline. Onwards!